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of us ear, hope to see you again in a half hour at 6:00. double dose of terror. two powerful attacks. first, a bomb, then a gunman dressed as a police officer, opening fire at a youth camp. we're on the s sne in norway and brian ross is with us totoght. breaking point. the fans, the air conditioners, breakiki a record at one of the country's largest utilities. will the power grids hold this weekend? we get answers. the summer s srm. the unseen but soon to be felt side effect of this searing heat. fierce new breeds of mosquitoes. and why authorities are so concerned. kate's tour. a royal invite like we've never seen. kate and the queen and her dress close up. our correspondent inside buckingham palace. and our "person of the week." the boy, the ball that was caught and what he did next. we couldn't believe it. >> are you kidding me, this kid is going to do this?
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good evening on this friday. and we'll get to the sweltering heat across this country in a moment. but first, that horrific story still unfolding out of norway. oslo, the city where they hand out the nonol peace prize, under siege today in t t deadly attacks, playing out one after the other. here's what we know tonight. more than a dozen dead and that number could very well go higher. and take a look at the pictures still coming in. first, the bomb blasts, tearing through the heart of oslo, targeting government buildings, shattering glass, scattering debris, police rushing to the wounded. then, a short time later and a short distance away, gun fire at a youth camp. a man dressed as a police officer opening fire in a crowd. abc's miguel marquez is in norway tonight. >> reporter: we are in norway tonight. it is a nation in shock. a country that is known round the world for its peaceful ways
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is reeling from terror. >> reporter: the blast shattered this capital city on a sleepy friday afternoon. >> i heard a big boom. it was like arriving at a war scene in some kind of movie. fire, people in the street injured. >> reporter: the streets carpeted with broken glass, windows blown out. smoke rising from the center of town. >> you can a aually smell the burning from the blasts. >> it looks like a war zone. there was people running around with blood from their head. it was kind of panic. >> reporter: the sidewalks quickly became a makeshift emergency room. bystanders raced to help t t injured. horror in the face of those who witnessed the carnage. worst hit, a government building, home to the prime minister. luckily, he wasn't there. also damaged, the headquarters of a tabloid newspaper, as well as smaller buildings nearby. inside those buildings, the dead, and those too badly wounded to get out. rescue efforts lasted into the
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night while everyone else in oslo was warned to stay away from downtown. then, two hours later, on an island less than an hour south of the capital, a nightmare of a different kind. a man described as tall an blond who police have linked to the earlier bombings opened fire on a youth camp. the gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon. people fled, throwing themselves in the water. when it was over, witnesses described the carnage, 20 to 30 bodies in the shore. the nation's prime minister was to visit the camp tomorrow. the gunmanas been arrested. the prime minister said not to give into fear. david? >> it was something to watch today. miguel marquez on the ground in norway, thank you. we want to bring in our chief
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investigative correspondent, abc's brian ross tonight, working this all day. what more do know about the man behind this? >> reporter: the first thought, because of norway's involvement in afghanistan, nato in libya, perhaps this was al qaeda or a libyan reaction, but it turns out to be a lone norwegian, who was arrested, believed to be involved in the bombing and the shooting. said to be in his 30s, a military veteran who has grievances with the government and now talking to police, a kind of norway version of timothy mcveigh, the american military vet who blew up thehe federal building in oklahoma city in the '90s. >> so, what do you know about the bomb itself? >> reporter: well, the bomb went off. it is not as high explosives as they thought. a homemade bomb. they also found several other undetonated bombs on that island at the youth camp, which he had taken with him. >> we're looking at the debris right now. that shattered glass. and we all began thinking about buildings here in this country today and that video of the practice run with the barriers we set up in front of so many buildings across this country. >> reporter: well, the u.s. has been very vigilant in protecting government buildings.
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it probably couldn't happen in the u.s. as it happened there. but that particular video of the truck ramming a barrier in the u.s., an example of what's been done here, the kind of steps that perhaps the norwegians and others have not taken because they felt they were immune to this kind of attack and now they know they're not. >> brian ross and miguel marquez, the team for us tonight. thank you. we're going to turn now to this extreme heat wave. tonight, millions of americans sweating it out underneath that so-called heat dome. and tonight, a new concern. the power grids. across the country, the strain on utilities setting records today. so many people turning on their fans and ac to try to cool down. the question, though, will the power grids hold into the weekend? 103 today in philadelphia. 102 in washington. 108 in newark. and here in new york city, the hottest day in 35 years. combine that with humidity and it felt like 121 degrees in the nation's capital. abc's matt gutman here in new york, this city now sweltering, too. matt? >> reporter: thanks, david. that's right. new york city today, 104 degrees.
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deadly heat. now, i've been following this heat wave for five days now, all the way from dallas. haven't felt anything quite like this. it's been so hot here that they closed the crown of the statue of liberty for the second straight day. so hot, people are cranking up their air conditioning and pushing utility companies to the very limit. utilities from montana to new york including the nation's largest, which oversees 13 states, set new records for power use today. here in new york, con-ed blew past its previous record by 1:00 p.m. and are unsure how much the system can take. >> on the one hand, it's really exciting. on the other hand, it's kind of scary. so, yeah, we're in unchartered territory. >> reporter: that's partly because even as the heat in mega-cities like new york subsides, energy use rises. >> especially in cities, the concrete and steel and asphalt really retain that heat and just carry it for days and days. >> reporter: and with soaring energy demand comes soaring cost.
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energy prices today doubled in this city. and utilities are pleading with customers to conserve, offering these tips. set your ac thermostat at no cooler than 78 degrees. each degree cooler increases your cost by 6%. use fans if temperatures are lower than 85 degrees. that uses up 90% less electricity. and turn off nonessential appliances. they suck up power even when they're e stand-by. and david, in a city like new york, it's even hard to find relief at night. now, last night, we told you that when your body doesn't cool down, it's hard to sleep. your body wakes itself up in order to sweat. but we're seeing overnight highs here tonight in new york that could break records, as well. and health officials tell us that could pose a serious health risk if people can't find a cool place to sleep. david? >> all right, matt gutman on the health dangers again tonight. matt, thank you. so, i want to bring in harvey leonard, meteorologist from the abc station in boston, the powerhouse channel 5. and harvey, you told me, boston
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hit 103 degrees today. when was the last time that happened? >> it happened 85 years ago on this date. that's when it was last 103 degrees here. >> and harvey, we're hearing it everywhere, people saying, they can't remember a time when it was this hot for this length of time and the drought we've seen across the country lasting this long. what's behind it? >> well, basically, normally when you get rain, it helps bring more rain. that is, the rain eventually evaporates, the moisture from the ground, into the air. clouds form. then rain comes down and you get more rain. however, if you've been in a drought condition, the ground gets so dry, there is no moisture to evaporate into the air. clouds don't form and you don't get t ditional rainfall. so, the drought can tend to self-perpetuate. >> a cycle repeating itself across the country. let's talk about relief, harvey. when do we see any relief and who sees it first? >> well, the northeastern part of the country, new england and down to new york is going to see it first and it will happen by
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sunday. that's when the jet stream will shift. right now, almost the entire country is stuck with incredible heat and most of it a lot of humidity. but as the jet stream shifts south across the northeast, cool air will come down from canada. the problem is, the middle of the country, the plains, the southern states, i don't see a break coming any time soon. >> no relief for them for possibly weeks. harvey, thank you. and we learned today that the intense heat is unleashing another kind of misery. swarms of new mosquitos. two new breeds in major cities. and abc's linsey davis reports authorities are now concererd about the diseases the new breeds could carry. >> reporter: it isn't just the heat that's biting. this week's high humidity is causing an explosion of mosquitoes, including some newer species that have experts worried. >> this is, by far, the highest numbers we've seen for adult populations out there. >> reporter: meet the asian tiger mosquito. if you live in the south or mid-atlantic, it's most
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certainly in your backyard. unlike most mosquitoes, it bites during the day. >> there's a lot of them. they're very persistent. which is why they are called tiger mosquitoes. also the fact they are striped black and white. >> reporter: and then there's the yellow fever mosquito, also known to transmit several viruses, including deadly ones like dengue fever and encephalitis. are these mosquitoes capable of giving people fatal diseases? >> yellow fever is fatal. dengue fever can be. so we're worried that if someone comes into the country infected with a disease that can be transmitted by this momouito, it could create a local epidemic. >> reporter: this season is quickly developing into one of the worst mosquito seasons ever. >> during a light year, in some of our traps we may get 100 to 200. in a bad year like we're experiencing right now, we may see 1,000 to 2,000. >> reporter: so, do yourself a favor. get rid of standing water and rubber tires in the yard. and look for insect repellents containing deet.
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biting activity is expected to be fierce in the coming weeks. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> just one more thing to worry about this hot weekend ahead. we turn now to washington, where there is a developing story tonight. late word of a fallout between the speaker of the house john boehner and president obama. it was believed they forged a partnership, but jon karl is in washington, and the speaker fired off a letter just before we came on the air tonight? >> reporter: that's right. the speaker and the president were on the verge of an historic deal that would have cut spending by $3.5 trillion, dealt with the debt crisis and raised that debt ceiling. now, the speaker has fired off this letter to all the members of the house, saying the deal, the talks are over. he says it has become evident that the white house is simply not serious about ending the spending binge. in the end, the speaker writes, we could not connect. i'm told this broke down over a disagreement over how much to raise tax revenues. >> and jon, you know it wasn't
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long after we learned that this letter was coming that the president said he was going to fire back then, too. here's what the president just said, we'll get your reaction herere >> we have run out of time and they are going to have to explain to me how it is that we are going to avoid default. and they can come up with any plans s at they want and bring them up here and we will work on them. the only bottom line that i have is that we have to extend this debt ceiling through the next election. >> jon, you can almost hear the anger there. a stalemate, if i ever saw one. >> reporter: absolutely. and those ultimatums are not received well up here on capitol hill. but i will say that congressional leaders agree with the second part of what he said, which is, that we cannot have default. they have to raise the ceiling. >> and jon, you don't need me to remind you of that clock we've been counting here, ten days now until that deadline. so, how in the world do they come up with a deal in time? >> reporter: now we're off to plan b. this is going to be a very busy weekend for the top congressional leaders and the white house. they are looking for some kind
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of a stopgap measure so they can raise that debt ceiling. but i can guarantee, it will not be the kind of grand bargain that would deal with the coming fiscal crisis. >> here we go again. a lot of frustration across the country on this one, jon. thanks so much. and still ahead here on "world news" this friday night, the queen and kate giving us a tour at buckingham palace. and the wedding dress. what surprised our reporter when he saw it? the good life tonight. more of the boomers this evening. and this time, they're reinventing their bodies. meet the boomer putting our claire shipman through the ringer. and, later tonight, you've got to see this. the little boy, the baseball captured in the stands -- and what none of us saw coming next. to keep in balance after 50,
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it was the kind of royal tour we hadn't quite seen before. the queen and kate and that wedding g ess that became sort of a fashion lightning bolt. abc's nick watt tonight inside the palace. >> reporter: today, the royal grand dame and the starlet got a preview.
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that dress. the breathlessly anticipated wedding dress that drew a global gasp. well, now, you can almost touch it. ghostly, displayed like a relic of a bygone age. half a million fawning fans will file past before the doors close again in october. >> i think the thing that people will really see is just how beautiful the detail is and sarah burton, who designed the dress, said, the beauty really is in the detail. >> reporter: interestingly, sister pippa's bridesmaid dress is not on display. she almost upstaged kate on the big day and no one's taking that chance again. you know the old cliche that famous people always look smaller in real life? well, it's the same with this dress. as close as we are, and this is as close as they'll let us get, this dress is teeny, teeny tiny. palace officials won't come out
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and say it, but kate is their star attraction. she is the future of the royal family, the future of grand windsor. nick watt, abc news, buckingham palace. and we do have a passing to note tonight. the man who gave the world the barbie doll has died. elliott handler founded the mattel toy company with his wife and later created the first barbie, actually naming her for their daughter, barbara. and then, of course, ken, named for their son, of course, ken. elliott handler was 95. so much hihiory there. and when we come back here on the broadcast tonight, look at this bicep. can you guess how old she is? she won't mind. you'll meet the boomers pushing their bodies to new heights s tonight. on every surface in your mouth. but did you know those same germs can build up and form a resilient layer called biofilm? biofilm germs are strong enough to survive daily brushing. thankfully, there's listerine® antiseptic. its triple-action formula goes deep to penetrate biofilm,
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tonight. >> reporter: 60 reps a day to create these biceps. 60 reps a day for these thighs. these numbers may not surprise you. but how about this one? the owner of this body? 75 years old. how old do you feel? >> i feel about 45. >> reporter: ernestine shepherd made a mindboggling transition 20 years ago. you were a couch potato? >> that's what i was. i did absolutely nothing. >> second place, first place. >> reporter: she's in the guinness book of world records and won three body building competitions. >> and first place. >> reporter: ernestine's an extreme example, but all over the country, retirees are turning to competitive sports. bill walters started serious running in his 60s. the traditional limits are gone, says dr. michael joyner, a triathlete himself. >> i think there is pretty good evidence that fairly intense physical activity in middle age and even as people get to be 65 or 70 does, in fact, slow down the aging process.
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>> reporter: the turning point for ernestine came in her mid-50s. she and her sister were trying on bathing suits. her discipline wouldldail most of us. 300 situps? >> 300. >> reporter: and she teaches. >> when i grow up, i want to be just like her. >> reporter: she makes those leg presses of 225 pounds look so easy. then i tried it. >> ready? >> reporter: it's not lifting. >> it's not? >> reporter: i think i have to stop at three. and you normally do 60, right? >> and i think what it just shows is that there are far fewer limitations for the aging human than we thought. >> reporter: something ernestine has known for years. claire shipman, abc news, baltimore, maryland. >> claire, you're a good sport. but ernestine, 75? you should have heard in the studio here when we heard that. keep it going. when we come back here on the broadcast tonight, something you have to see to believe. the boy, the ball in the stands and what no one saw coming next.
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diamondbacks game, a 12-year-old boy watching the game, about to do something that would catch not only the eyes in the announcer's booth but ours, too. we couldn't believe what we were seeing. it was the fourth inning, a player tosses a ball into the stands. two little boys wanted it, but only ian mcmillan would get it. >> oh, look at that young brewer fan. now, wait a minute. did he get -- oh, boy. >> sour. he is sour. the diamondback fan got it. >> reporter: the announcers watching with their own play by play. >> well -- oh, he's bummed out. >> are you kidding me, this kid is going to do this? >> oh, yeah, that is big -- >> oh, my goodness. >> what a nice young man. >> he's got a diamondbacks hat. we have to get something for that kid in the red. >> we have to do -- >> i can't believe i just witnessed that. that is awesome. >> you are awesome. >> reporter: the game would go on, ian having given up his prized catch. but then, a phone call. it seemed someone had seen his >> he's being told right now that he's being praised on tv.
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>> he's big league. >> reporter: late today, we met ian, too. >> i thought it was the right thing to do. i saw the kid, he was really sad, so i just decided to give the ball back. my mom and my dad, like, taught me that way, so it's kind of just natural. >> reporter: ian didn't leave that game empty handed. moments after giving the ball away, the announcers had a special gift for the fan. a baseball bat signed by his favorite player. >> autographed bat and a contract for the generous ian and his buddies. >> the box was really, really cool. i was, like, really surprised and, like, i did not see that coming. >> he's got good home training. >> that's a very well bred young man. >> if you do good things, good things will happen to you. >> reporter: reminding us all that often what you give -- >> nice going young man. >> reporter: -- delivers far more in return than even a little boy could imagine. and so, we choose ian mcmillan with a lesson for us all.
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and we learned late today that after talking to us, he was off to throw out the first pitch at tonight's diamondbacks game. go get 'em, ian. that is "world news" for this friday. we're always online at don't forget, a special "20/20" at 9:00 eastern tonight. special powers, super humans. and we leave you with an image of the statue of liberty. we recognize you're all super human out there because of this heat. diane, right back here on monday. good night. developing news, three arrests now confirmed in the assault of giants fan brian stow, we're live with a announcement from the lapd. >> the mayor gets a taste of neighborhood frustration over a san francisco police shooting now said to be a self-inflicted accident. >> it's all about jobs, tonight new unemployment numbers in a local labor
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groups say the white house hasn't been much help. >> water department is replaigs meters in homes in san francisco. it could damage your plumbing. 7 on your side is coming up. good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. late developments in the beating of giants fan, brian stow. >> los angeles police confirming arests of three people accused of beating stow at the giants-dodgers season opener in l.a.. we're live at san francisco general where stow is being treated. john? >> this has been a day of positive developments for the stow family, which is visiting. less than an hour ago, los angeles police chief announced arrests thief suspects in the beating case. they are louie sanchez, marvin norwood, they were charged with mayhem

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